CHAFFETZ - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHAFFETZ News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Chaffetz takes a Dem deep into conservative Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58257601-90/baltimore-chaffetz-county-cummings.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58257601-90/baltimore-chaffetz-county-cummings.html.csp">Chaffetz takes a Dem deep into conservative Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T10:55:26.288-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moab • Between bites of his Dutch-oven dinner, Rep. Elijah Cummings throws out a bomb of a question and then a knowing wink. “So, what do all of you think of Washington?” The Maryland Democrat looked to his left and his right, surrounded by Republican leaders in rural Utah. State Sen. David Hinkins, R-Orangeville, sought a polite answer, a friendly grin showing below his white Stetson. Finally, he manages: “It’s a nice tourist spot.” Bruce Adams was equally chummy, a hand draped over the back o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58257601@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:55:26 MDT Editorial: Visits may strengthen move to preserve Utah land http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58272142-82/utah-chaffetz-cummings-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58272142-82/utah-chaffetz-cummings-sltrib.html.csp">Editorial: Visits may strengthen move to preserve Utah land</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T17:20:59.996-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gary Herbert had better be careful what he asks for. So had Jason Chaffetz. Those two Utah Republicans, the governor and a member of Congress, have done a good thing by trying to engage, rather than simply vilify, members of the other party as they discuss the future of public lands in Utah. It could turn out well for all concerned, with more collaboration on planning for the future of the federally owned lands that cover most of the state. Or their efforts could, from the Republican point of v...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272142@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:20:59 MDT Letter: Chaffetz, Cummings can show Congress the way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263324-82/chaffetz-cummings-rep-baltimore.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263324-82/chaffetz-cummings-rep-baltimore.html.csp">Letter: Chaffetz, Cummings can show Congress the way</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T16:33:08.59-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In light of the pervasive disharmony between Democrats and Republicans in Congress, I appreciate Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, extending reciprocal invitations to visit their respective congressional districts in an effort to gain an understanding of each other’s perspectives on issues affecting their constituencies (“Chaffetz takes a Dem deep into the red Utah,” August 5). Rep. Cummings’ remark that Washington bureaucrats should “feel a level of respect and dignity”...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263324@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:33:08 MDT News roundup: GOP candidates seek Mitt Romney support http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58258052-64/trib-utah-says-dnews.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58258052-64/trib-utah-says-dnews.html.csp">News roundup: GOP candidates seek Mitt Romney support</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T09:10:25.267-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 09:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Romney the new consensus GOP leader. Nonpartisan elections after Swallow, Shurtleff scandal? Utah lobbyists must now wear badges. Happy Monday. Mitt Romney may be saying no to another presidential run but he's become the go-to campaign surrogate for Republicans in red and blue states who say his endorsement is helping to rally voters. Romney is quickly filling a void in the GOP that up until now had no consensus leader who could help guide the party. Of course, should Romney change his mi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58258052@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:10:25 MDT Utah’s Chaffetz: Fight border surge with faster deportations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58195227-90/border-chaffetz-obama-asylum.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58195227-90/border-chaffetz-obama-asylum.html.csp">Utah’s Chaffetz: Fight border surge with faster deportations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T07:48:16.555-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 07:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new bill, sponsored Thursday by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, seeks to speed up the deportation of Central American children massing on the nation’s southwestern border and make it tougher for these minors to gain asylum. It’s the Utah Republican’s reaction to the growing humanitarian crisis fueled by violence in Central American countries and rumors that these children will be permitted to legally enter the country if they make it to the U.S.-Mexico border. So far, more than 57,000 unaccompanied child...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195227@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:48:16 MDT Senate approves Utah land exchange http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58169564-90/senate-utah-exchange-canal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58169564-90/senate-utah-exchange-canal.html.csp">Senate approves Utah land exchange</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-10T17:29:57.477-06:00">Updated Jul 10, 2014 05:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Senate approved a land exchange in Utah and a minor correction to a law with big implications for the Provo River Water Users Association during a flurry of activity Wednesday, and the two bills are now headed to President Barack Obama for his signature. On a voice vote, the Senate agreed to exchange 20,000 acres of state-held mineral rights in the Hill Creek Extension of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation for mineral rights in another area of the reservation. The move pre...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58169564@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:29:57 MDT Jason Chaffetz has gut feeling Mitt Romney runs again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58160676-90/romney-chaffetz-draft-mitt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58160676-90/romney-chaffetz-draft-mitt.html.csp">Jason Chaffetz has gut feeling Mitt Romney runs again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-08T21:35:23.037-06:00">Updated Jul 8, 2014 09:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mitt Romney has consistently said he isn’t running for president again, but his friend Rep. Jason Chaffetz thinks otherwise. Chaffetz, R-Utah, caused a bit of a stir when he said on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Monday evening that he believes Romney will launch a third bid for the White House. Reached early Tuesday by The Salt Lake Tribune, Chaffetz said his comments are based on gut feeling and not conversations with Romney or his family. Though it should be noted that Chaffetz is a Romney acolyte, w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58160676@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:35:23 MDT Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz takes a tour of the liberal side http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58124067-90/chaffetz-cummings-says-baltimore.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58124067-90/chaffetz-cummings-says-baltimore.html.csp">Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz takes a tour of the liberal side</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T09:57:06.229-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Baltimore • Rep. Elijiah Cummings gets a laugh when he points out that Utah has a problem with wild horses. That’s not something fathomable for the folks in inner-city Baltimore where the more pressing concerns are crime, unemployment and poverty. On the flip side, people in Provo don’t suffer from food deserts, or areas where grocery stores, and healthy food, are lacking. “I bet you’ve never heard of a food desert,” Cummings says to Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who shakes his head no. Baltimore and Pr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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